Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Vegetable Puffs

It has been really a long time i added recipes in my blog.Though i try new things in my kitchen i have grown a bit lazy to blog it.Ok!! i packed my laziness and sent it to the storage,let me see how long it stays there.I made Vegetable puffs when we had guests.It was so tasty and here ya go..

Cooked Potato---------------1cup
Finely chopped Carrot-------2 cup
Finely Chopped Beans-------- 2 cup
Chopped Onions--------------2 cup
Green chili-----------------1
Red Chili Powder------------1 spoon
Ginger Garlic Paste---------1 spoon
Salt------------------------2 1/2 tsp.
Pastry Sheets. Pastry sheets are readily available in American Stores as well as in Indian Stores.

Heat the kadai and pour little oil.When the oil is heated add the chopped onions and fry them.
When the onions turn light brown add the vegetables and green chili and fry them.
When the Vegetables are cooked add the potatoes,Ginger garlic paste and Red chili powder along with salt and mix them well.You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder.
Fry them till the raw smell goes off.
Remove the mix from heat.

Thaw the pastry sheets and keep it ready.Keep the mix in the Pastry sheet and fold them.Using water stick the corners.
Preheat the conventional oven at 300F.
Once the oven is heated bake them till they turn light brown.It may take 20 -30 min to bake depending on the pastry sheet.

Tada! Puffs are ready.This is a very good appetizer and tasty one too.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Almond Halwa

Badam (Almond) Halwa is my husband's favorite sweet.My mother-in-law makes it often ,actually we can call this as our family sweet.My mother-in-law taught to make perfect halwa when she visited us.Here you go,

Almonds--------------2 cups
Cashews--------------1 cup

Soak the almonds in hot water for an hour and peel the skin.
Now grind the almonds and cashews together with little milk.
Now measure the grounded paste.

Paste---------------1 cup
Sugar---------------2 cups
Food color----------1 spoon
Ghee----------------1/2 cup

Heat the water and dissolve the sugar .
The sugar syrup should be of thin thread consistency.
Now add the almond paste and mix it continuously.
Add the Food color and half the quantity of ghee.
Mix it continuously for 15 min and remove from heat.
Take it out and then keep on stirring it for some time.
Just leave it for some time and then stir,you have to do this for a very long time.

I suggest you to start making this in the evening so that halwa comes out really good and tasty by next day.

I am sending this to Tasty treat's Lets go nuts with Almonds Event.I am so glad i am able to send my dish to this event.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wheat Dosa

This is the most comfortable and tasty dosa i had ever tasted.My mom usually makes this and now this has become my comfy food.Here you go,


Wheat Flour----------------3 cups
Rice flour-----------------3/4 cup
Green chilis---------------3
Cumin seeds----------------1 spoon
Cumin powder---------------1/2 spoon

Mix the ingredients with water and make it like a dosa batter.
Make dosa's with the batter
Taste it hot with coconut chutney or idli powder.

This is more healthy and so damn simple.Try it and let me know how you liked it
I am sending this to JFI-wheat.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Eggless Banana Muffins

Whoohoo!! I baked my most favorite muffins.It is my long time wish to bake muffins,and now i was so excited to taste mine.After lot of googling i got many recipes and i combined all and made my own version.My friends and my husband loved them.Girls,you know what you can surprise your valentine with this muffins or do some icing over these muffins and make them as cupcakes.Here you go,

Wheat Flour------------1/2 cup
All purpose flour------1/2 cup
Butter or oil----------1/4 cup
Sugar------------------1/2 cup
salt-------------------1/2 spoon
Baking soda------------1 tsp
Baking Powder----------1/2 spoon
Banana Puree-----------1 cup
Water------------------2/5 cup

Preheat the Oven to 400F.
Mix the dry ingredients together ,make sure there are no lumps.
Add the liquid ingredients and mix it with beater.This makes the mix so soft.
Grease the muffin trays with butter or some spray.
Pour the mix to half of the tray and bake it.Reduce the heat to 375 after the first 10 min.
It will rise and the total baking time will be maximum 20 min.

Tada!! Awesome muffins are ready.
For Icing: Add 1/2 cup sugar with one cotton box of whipped cream and beat it so that it becomes so thick.Now coat them on the muffins and the sweet cup cakes are ready.For this use the small size muffin trays.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chili Paneer

Most of the times after my husband comes from work he needs something to munch.This time I didn't have anything to make except paneer.so i decided to make this.We used to taste this in the indian restaurant near-by and they make the best chili paneer and my version is.

Paneer--------------1 pkt
Onions--------------1 cup
Bell Pepper---------1/2 cup
Cumin seeds---------1 spoon
Chili powder--------2 spoons

Heat the oil in the pan and fry the onions with cumin seeds
When the onion is almost fried add the bell pepper and fry them.
Microwave the paneer for 2 min to 3 min
Now add the paneer with the onion and then fry them along.Add little salt and chili powder.Mix them well and remove from heat.
Serve hot.

Note: In some restaurants they dip the paneer in this Beasan+chilipowder mix and then fry them and then add to the onion mix.You could that too.

Friday, February 6, 2009

chocolate Banana Milk Shake

Sometimes i am so lazy to have a filling lunch.Last week once i was so lazy and didn't have a good lunch.so i wanted eat something so filling and tasty.i saw a banana lying down so lonely,so thought to give company to banana.

Milk---------------1/4 cup
Chocolate syrup-----1 spoon


Add all the ingredients in the blender and mix it well.

This is so damn simple and yummy and so filling.One spoon of the chocolate syrup helps you to make the drink so filling.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Poori with Sagu

Poori is one of the most favorite dish for me and my husband.Now-a-days just to avoid oil i dont make often.After a very long time of 4 months i made it recently with his all time favorite sagu.I have never heard of this sabji before my wedding.My mother-in-law makes it too good.When she visited us i saw her making it and now my version also tastes good.

Ingredients for Poori:
Wheat Flour---------------3 cups
Sooji---------------------1 cup

Ingredients for Sagu:

Cumin seeds--------------1/2 spoon
Chopped Onion------------1 cup
garam masala-------------1 spoon
Chili powder-------------1 1/2 spoon (depends on how hot you want)

Procedure for making poori:
Make the dough by mixing all the ingredients.
Do not let the dough to be dried.
Make small balls out of the dough and press it to small circles
Heat the oil in kadai,make sure the oil is well heated
Then fry them.

By adding sooji,the poori does not observe more oil.It tastes too good.

Procedure for making Sagu:
Pour little oil and heat the kadai
Add the cumin seeds and let it splutter.
Add the onions and fry them golden brown and then add tomatoes.
When they are semi cooked add the chopped potato and add water.Let them cook together.
When the potato is 3/4th cooked,add the garam masala and chili powder to it.
Stir it and allow it to boil till the potato gets completely cooked.
Its consistency will be thick ,and tastes great.